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5Apr/140

Telefilm Review: Mrs. McGinty’s Dead

After a rocky tenth series, the eleventh series of Poirot kicked off with Mrs. McGinty's dead.  A man is convicted of murdering his landlady in what seems like a clear cut case. However, the investigating officer has doubts,  so he asks Poirot to take a second look at the case. Poirot investigates and as often happens, Poirot finds himself in a small English community where multiple secrets are being kept.

I loved this episode. I may have enjoyed  this even more than its merits deserved after my problems with  the tenth series, but this is what Poirot is supposed to be. The program has Poirot traversing the English country side in search behind the truth about two photographs which could save the life of a man on a death row. There are plenty of twists and turns, with sensational cinematography and competent acting from the supporting cast. This episode was a very strong and enjoyable adaptation of Christie's story.

Rating: 4.25 out of 5.0

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4Apr/140

EP1225: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Picture Postcard Matter, Part Five and Manhunt: The Movie Murder

Bob Bailey

Johnny gets the last clue in the mystery of the picture postcards.

Original Air Date:  October 5, 1956

A man dies in a newsreel theater and it's murder.

Original Air Date: February 26, 1944

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3Apr/140

EP1224: Nick Carter: An Eye for an Eye

Lon Clark

On his way to Albany, Nick gets waylaid at a house where  hatred and family drama dominate.

Original Air Date: January 28, 1945

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2Apr/140

EP1223: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Picture Postcard Matter, Parts Three and Four

Bob Bailey
Johnny finds his life in peril at a Swiss key resort as he searches for $100,000 in diamonds.

Original Air Dates: October 3 and 4, 1956

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1Apr/140

EP1222: Casebook of Gregory Hood: The Sad Clown

Elliot Lewis
Tommy, the Sad Clown gives Greg proof  of theft and smuggling and then is killed in front of an audience of circus goers.

Original Air Date: October 7, 1946

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31Mar/140

EP1221: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Picture Postcard Matter, Parts One and Two

Bob Bailey

Johnny searches for $100,000 in diamonds in Switzerland with his clue being a picture postcard.

Original Air Dates: October 1 and 2, 1956

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29Mar/141

EP1220: Homicide O’Kane: The Story Of The Killer Who Returned From The Dead As The Clock Struck The Hour

Bud Hiestand

O'Kane gets a call from a man about to be murdered.

Original Air Date: March 2, 1943

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28Mar/140

EP1219: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Meg’s Palace Matter, Part Five and Manhunt: The Clue of the Magazine Murder

Bob Bailey

Johnny tries to uncover the identity of the killer of Charlie Button and the person who is threatening Meg.

Original Air Date: September 28, 1956

 A mystery writer is murdered as he's writing the last installment of a popular detective story.

Original Air Date: February 19, 1944

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27Mar/140

Episode 1218: Nick Carter: Death by Ricochet

Lon Clark

Nick is called in to investigate when a sport's shooter's bullet appears to kill a man, and then he's asked to draw up an elderly woman's will.

Original Air Date: January 21, 1945

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26Mar/140

EP1217: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Meg’s Palace Matter, Parts Three and Four

Bob Bailey

Johnny's got a knock in the head and an ever-growing list of suspects in the attacks on Meg's dive.

Original Air Dates: September 26 and 27, 1956

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